Ladakh is famous for its high altitude mountain passes as some of the highest motorable road are located in the Ladakh region.. The third highest motorable mountain pass in the world, Chang La Pass, situated at an altitude of 5,360 meters above sea level, is named after the Sadhu Changla Baba. The Pass temple was built after him only. The place is famous for its scenic and serene natural beauty which attracts tourists from all around the world. The nearest settlement to this place is the little hamlet of Tangste. It is the main gateway for the Changthang plateau situated in the Himalayas.
These high altitude passes are one of the reson why road trip to Ladakh is a preferred mode of Ladakh trip. Crossing these passes with snow capped peaks, barren landspae and view of undulating valley add to the adveture of Leh Ladakh travel. One must cross Changla Pass to reach famous Pangong Tso Lake, one of the largest high altitude lakes in India. Yak Ride is also available for tourist at Chang La. There is a tea point at the Chang La Pass where the Indian army serves hot tea to the tourists and public convenience is also available unlike many other passes in Ladakh.BEST TIME TO VISIT:
May to October as the route only opens during these months.